Garrard Windows – one of the UK’s largest aluminium trade fabricators – has seen sales grow by more than 15% year on year and is gearing up for further growth with the help of its hardware partner Kenrick.
Kenrick has been supplying its Nemesis multi-point window locking system for aluminium profiles to Garrard for 18 months, during which time it has increased production each month as demand for aluminium continues to rise. The expansion has also prompted the Aylesbury-based firm to substantially increase its dedicated aluminium production space to 42,000 square feet.
Lucy Griffith, office manager at Garrard Windows, explains: “We’ve been fabricating aluminium for nine years now and have grown to become one of the biggest fabricators of Smart Systems’ aluminium products. We’re now fabricating around 300 frames a week and our sales forecasts are very strong indeed.
“To achieve our ambitious targets, we needed to work with the right hardware supplier that could provide the quality and value we expect, whilst also being able to keep pace with our growth. We have a very long alliance with Kenrick, as they also supply locking systems to our PVC business, and we knew that they had the capability and capacity to support this growth. Dependable service levels are everything in this industry and having Kenrick on board as a reliable supplier has been essential to help us manufacture efficiently and deliver high quality windows on time.”
Nemesis is a high security bi-directional twin cam espagnolette window locking system that has been developed to suit aluminium profiles which come with or without a Euro groove. A fabricator-friendly solution, it has been designed to aid rapid installation for the fabricator on all major aluminium profiles.
Steve Williams, Kenrick’s sales and marketing director, added: “We’re delighted to have established such a long-standing partnership with Garrard Windows and to have supported their impressive growth in the aluminium sector with our Nemesis product. We know that it’s vital to maintain the highest standards in terms of product quality, service and value and we look forward to continuing to supply to Garrard as they go from strength to strength.”
Kenrick also supplies a range of locking systems to Garrard Windows PVCu division, which includes the Centurion four-point locking system, Excalibur multipoint locking system and a bespoke multipoint window locking system.
Garrard Windows manufactures its range of PVCu windows and doors, PVCu vertical sliders and aluminium windows and doors from three factories which total 95,000 square feet. Established for more than 20 years, the company employs 250 staff.
Kenrick is a leading supplier of hardware solutions for PVCu, aluminium and timber window and door systems. The company has a proud heritage spanning more than 200 years, having been established by Archibald Kenrick who manufactured buckles and livery fittings. Kenrick’s range of top quality products includes the market leading Excalibur multi-point locking system, the four-point Centurion system and the Easifit and Espagnolette locking systems.